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How to buy Cosmos in Canada
Is ATOM a good investment in Canada?
Cosmos, which is introduced as "Blockchain Internet", tries to bring different blockchains together in one unit and from the very beginning solve several main problems that plague this technology. ATOM is the core cryptocurrency on top of the Cosmos platform, which is designed to facilitate communication, scaling and collaboration between independent blockchains. The projects launched in the Cosmos network allow the exchange of their tokens as well.
In addition, Cosmos presents itself as a set of tools, with its modular and adaptable features, available to developers who are ready to start working on the decentralization of the Internet and related financial infrastructure. In other words, Cosmos, known by its founding team as the Internet of Blockchain, aims to create a cryptographic network united by open-source tools to simplify transactions between them. It is this focus on customization and interoperability that sets Cosmos apart from other projects.
What is Cosmos ?
The native staking token for Cosmos platform is called ATOM. This currency forms the foundation of the token economy of the Cosmos network. The ATOM symbol is widely and commonly used on exchanges in order to address the Cosmos currency. You can easily find information about this cryptocurrency by searching its symbol, ATOM.
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Is Cosmos legal to buy in Canada?
Yes. According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), virtual currency is a digital asset that can be used to buy and sell goods or services. According to the definition of virtual currency provided by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, digital currencies can be used to buy goods and services on the Internet and in stores that accept digital currencies. Digital currency may also be bought and sold on cryptocurrency exchanges. It is estimated that 1.2 million people, 3.2% of Canada's total population, currently own cryptocurrency.
Is Cosmos taxed in Canada
Yes. According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), tax rules apply to digital currency transactions, including those made with cryptocurrencies. Using digital currency does not exempt consumers from Canadian tax obligations. This means digital currencies are subject to the Income Tax Act. According to the mentioned rules, you will pay Income Tax on half of any crypto asset gains from dispositions of cryptocurrency, as well as Income Tax on any additional income from crypto assets, like staking or being paid in cryptocurrency. As stated by the CRA, you will pay Income Tax on half of any crypto gains from dispositions of cryptocurrency, as well as Income Tax on any additional income from crypto activities, like staking or being paid in cryptocurrency.
After you've bought Cosmos in Canada
ATOM has three main use cases: A spam-prevention system, a voting system for governance, and staking. Users can “stake” their ATOMs (lock them up in a smart contract for a period of time) to earn rewards. “Staking” is similar to investing money earning a return on investment. The process is similar to depositing cash into a bank account to generate interest over time. Stakers earn the rewards for their work securing the network.
Who can buy Cosmos in Canada?
Anyone. Two common ways to buy cryptocurrency in Canada include either through a broker or directly through an exchange. However, brokers may put restrictions on holdings, withdrawals, transfers and storage depending on their brokerage policy while cryptocurrency exchanges give the account holder more control over their crypto assets. Our exchange allows fast and secure cryptocurrency transactions through different payment services such as: Apple pay, Google pay, Credit Card, Debit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal, which are supported in Canada. Also, our exchange charges zero transaction fees.
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Frequently asked questions
The value of Cosmos is impacted by numerous factors. One of which is that it was generated with a fixed supply, similar to many cryptocurrencies. In this regard, it won’t experience inflation and its price hikes could result from its scarcity. Also, all payment processes, transaction fees, rewards, etc. are paid through this digital currency. This has caused a great demand for ATOM digital currency. This demand, in turn, has caused its price to experience a good growth. In such a way that this currency has experienced a growth of 528% in the last two years.
According to the CRA tax guide, you’re not taxed when you buy crypto with fiat, like Canadian Dollars. This said, even though you don’t pay tax, it’s still really important you keep good records of your crypto transactions so you can keep a detailed account of your cost basis. This lets you calculate accurate crypto gains and losses when you later dispose of your crypto assets. But note that according to the above-mentioned tax guide, buying crypto with another crypto is subject to Capital Gains Tax. The CRA views this as a disposition, meaning you’re getting rid of one asset. It doesn’t matter that you’re using it to buy another.
According to the CRA tax guideline, since cryptocurrency is viewed as a capital asset, when you dispose of it by selling it, swapping it, spending it or gifting it, you’ll owe Capital Gains Tax on any profit you make. Crypto transactions which are considered a disposition in Canada according to the CRA include: Selling crypto for CAD, swapping crypto for another crypto, spending crypto on goods or services, gifting crypto. According to the mentioned guideline, you won’t pay Capital Gains Tax on the entire proceeds when you sell, swap, spend or gift your cryptocurrency, but only the profits from it. Also note that you’ll only pay Capital Gains Tax on half your net capital gain each financial year in Canada.
You are able to purchase the minimum order size of $10 in order to buy ATOM on our exchange. Additionally, you can choose from a number of payment methods that our exchange offers to finalize your purchase transaction. Then, on your portfolio of cryptocurrency assets, the attained ATOM units will be visible.
According to the CRA tax guide, you should maintain the following records on your cryptocurrency transactions: the date of the transactions, the receipts of purchase or transfer of cryptocurrency, the value of the cryptocurrency in Canadian dollars at the time of the transaction, the digital wallet records and cryptocurrency addresses, a description of the transaction and the other party (even if it is just their cryptocurrency address), the exchange records, accounting and legal costs, the software costs related to managing your tax affairs.
After buying ATOM digital currency, you must transfer it to a wallet in order to keep it safe and secure. Cryptocurrency wallets are mainly divided into the two categories of hardware and software wallets. Hardware crypto wallets are the most secure, but software wallets usually have more features and a better user interface. Our exchange offers you a personal online wallet, which, because it can quickly connect to a wide range of trading options, greatly simplifies your trading of ATOM cryptocurrency.